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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:51 PM

Wine consultant named team leader

SANDUSKY — Julie Wenzinger, independent wine consultant with Wine Shop at Home, was recently promoted to team leader. This promotion is based on sponsoring and training new consultants across the United States.

Wine Shop at Home is based in San Ramon, Calif., and specializes in boutique wines from premium winemakers in California.

Consultants conduct wine tasting events in homes and for special occasions. They can also apply corporate logos to wine and gift items. Wine Shop at Home currently operates in 15 states. Ohio is the 13th state to join and began operations in 2005.

Wenzinger lives in Sandusky with her husband and five children.

Providence earns JCAHO accreditation

SANDUSKY — Providence Care Center of Sandusky and a member of Francisean Services Corp., sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, has received its accreditation by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

Joint Commission is an organization dedicated to raising the level of safety and quality of care in all health care settings including long-term care facilities and hospitals. Their standards are regarded as the most rigorous in the industry.

"I am proud of our staff for their hard work and dedication. It is their commitment to our residents and to this retirement community that has enabled us to receive this distinction," said Dennis Day, administrator of Providence Care Center.

Stacy Terrell, Executive Director of Providence Care Centers added, "By participating in this evaluation, our facility was measured against the highest standards in our profession. This accreditation demonstrates that we have an extraordinary commitment to excellence in care."

For more information on JCAHO or Providence Care Center, call Providence at (419) 627-2273.

Jobs First Mobile Unit schedule announced

Jobs First Mobile Unit announced its April schedule: Plymouth and Greenwich on alternating Mondays; New London every Tuesday; Bellevue every Wednesday; Willard every Thursday; and Wakeman on April 20. Call Sue or Mary at (419) 357-0790 for exact times and locations.

WSOS Steps to Hope program offers help

Residents of Huron County who are seeking assistance to re-enter, or enter, the workforce can find that assistance through the Steps to Hope program operated by WSOS Community Action Commission, Inc.

WSOS, in partnership with the NetWORK division of the Zepf Center, the One-Stop Operator for The Source of Toledo, provides a comprehensive array of workforce development and social services to assist individuals to attain, maintain, and make advances in employment. It is aimed at residents eligible for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).

The assistance this program offers helps participants to develop a plan and work toward improving their economic conditions. The program is serving residents of Sandusky, Seneca, Ottawa, Erie and Hancock counties as well. Roger Fisher, employment services coordinator at WSOS, encourages Ottawa County residents to take advantage of this assistance because, he said, residents who participate in this program get more than employment assistance.

The program includes employment, training, and social services, which are provided through comprehensive assessments, case management, work ethic and job-readiness skills building, individualized job development, healthcare training, and work experience opportunities.

In addition, training in parent leadership skills, basic computer skills, consumer financial education, and marine mechanic skills will be available for participants.

For more information on the program or how you can participate in the program, call Roger at (800) 775-9767.

Full of The Dickens events planned

SANDUSKY — Full of The Dickens Shoppes & Cafe in Sandusky is organizing several upcoming and ongoing events.

From noon to 1 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month, Full of the Dickens hosts a Monthly Theme Party. It is a fun hour of complimentary family activities.

March's Theme is "Wedding Bells Bash," sponsored by Petal Pushers by Mandy. It will be held Saturday.

An Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Full of the Dickens backyard. The cost to participate is a cash donation to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Team Diane's Angels. Before the hunt, Full of the Dickens Caf will be hosting a special "Making Carrot Soup with the Easter Bunny" at 2 p.m. The cost is $8 per person. Call today to make reservations, as space is limited.

The 2 Cute Kids' Pageant will be held at the Sandusky Mall at 11 a.m. April 28. This contest will be limited to the first 50 total registrations.

Join Theresa Klein-Hansen from 1 to 2 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month for an open group discussion on parenting similar to ABC's hit show Super Nanny. The discussion topics will change monthly.

Honeychilde Books presents Story Time and activities at 10:30 a.m. every Friday.

Join us for tea and a special gathering at 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month.

Landscape design course offered in May

MANSFIELD — Course three of Landscape Design Schools will take place May 8, 9 and 10 at Kingwood Garden Center.

This course is sponsored by Garden Club of Ohio, Inc. and conducted by The Ohio Council of Accredited Landscape Design Consultants.

Faculty consists of landscape architects and others recognized in this field.

To receive credit, you must be a Garden Club member and subscribe to The National Gardener Publication. All others will receive a Certification of Attendance.

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